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sea snake

n.
Any of various venomous aquatic snakes of the family Elapidae (or Hydrophiidae) that inhabit tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and that bear live offspring.
Any of the venomous elapid snakes that inhabit warm coastal waters from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific.
Toxicology Envenomation bites are usually painless and may not even be noticed when contact is made
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An olive-headed sea snake caught by Blanche D'Anastasi.
Amino acid sequence of the alpha and beta globin chains of the Hiroo sea snake (Laticauda laticaudata).
The study revealed one species of sea snake, Hydrophis pacificus, to be most at risk from trawling.
An official of the exhibition said, ''It is rare for a sea snake to live this long.''
Unfortunately, although turtles and crocodilians occur there, they have not been detailed, although four species of fossil sea snakes (see Table 2) from the locality are well known (Parmley and Case 1988; Holman and Case 1992).
So his sea snake looked like it might have been formed by its pressure-packed environment.
The final section, on peptide toxins, contains a review of the work on conotoxins, the biologically active peptides in cone snail venom; sea anemone polypeptide toxins that affect sodium channels; and chapters on sea snake venom (neurotoxins), the cytolytic peptides found in sea anemones, some natural jellyfish toxins, plus an article on pardaxin, the neurotoxic polypeptide from the Red Sea Moses sole, Pardachirus marmoratus, which targets gills and pharynx of aquatic animals and is eyed as a shark repellant.
by MATTHEW YOUNG and CHRIS KITCHING A BACKPACKER suffered an agonising death after being bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler in Australia.
The major families of snakes in India are elapidae which includes common cobra, king cobra and common krait; viperidae includes Russell's viper, saw scaled viper and pit vipers and hydrophiidae (sea snake).
The province is also blessed with excellent tourist destinations interesting mountain formations, picture-perfect waterfalls, caves with bats as well as stalactites, hot springs, white sand beaches, and fish and sea snake sanctuaries.
As we walked across the sea, we came across uniquely colorful seaweed, sea turtles, spiky Ritza fish, crabs with huge claws, a sea snake and one particularly frightening sea eel, which we had to run away from.